Monday, December 24, 2012


Happy Holidays to All!

I have 1/2 day to work, then need to finish up the last few Christmas gifts.  Will have something to show in the next few days.  Wishing you all the best this Holiday Season!  

Friday, December 14, 2012

CQJP-November and December

I have finished my last 2 blocks for the CQJP.
This is my November block.  It is actually going to be the flap of a Boho bag for my granddaughter
Kyleigh for Christmas.

This is a current picture of Kyleigh, now 12 years old.  She loves
what I love, and I know she will love her own Boho.

This is my December block.  I am going to frame this one and give to my sister for Christmas.  She mentioned she always loved this picture and I thought it would be a good gift.

Now to get my Christmas cards done, cookies made, sweatshirts embroidered for my littlest grandson....In my spare time!

Wednesday, December 05, 2012


Well I have gone off on a tangent, I have been knitting and crocheting.  Last Monday, on my 1/2 day of work, I stopped by a local craft store and saw these Frilly scarves displayed and I thought they would  make wonderful gifts for Christmas.  So I bought some balls of this yarn, it was called Schachenmayr, SNC, FRILLY.  I thought the directions were most likely inside the wrapper.  They were, but in German I think.  So I went online and was able to find directions.  The yarn is a mesh and you knit or crochet the top edge.

This is for my granddaughter Kyleigh as these are the colors she loves.

This is for daughter Katie, as she loves blue.

 These first 3 I knit, and they took about 6-7 hours each, mainly because you have to stretch out the mesh and grab the top loops.

And I am not a very fast knitter either.

One ball makes 1 scarf, pretty good for $4.99.

This is for daughter Kristen.  It is hard to see the colors,  but is more of an eggplant, and gray coloration.

These first 3 I pretty much got done in my 2 days off, and I only had a bit of Kyleigh's to finish.

This Monday, I went over and got some more yarn.  I was afraid with this project and how cute they were, they were going to go fast.

I looked to see if there were crochet directions for the same yarn, and there were.  So my 4th one, which I am working on for one of my bosses I worked in a double crochet,  and I was almost through the entire ball and only 1/2 through the scarf.  I unraveled the whole thing, and followed the directions for the single crochet.  I probably have an hour left to finish, and spent 3 hours last night on it.  So I think I will
continue to make these in the single crochet method.

Well today, my last day off, I hope to get as much Christmas decorating done as I can.  John is going to take care of grilling steaks for dinner, so I won't have to worry about that.  I don't think I will get my 50+ Christmas houses out and set up, but I can probably do everything else.